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Federer conquers Wimbledon
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Federer conquers Wimbledon

July 17, 2017

Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic yesterday. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Federer enters finals
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Federer enters finals

July 15, 2017

Roger Federer is one win from a historic eighth Wimbledon title after beating Czech 11th seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets in the semi-final. The Swiss, 35, won 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 to reach his 11th Wimbledon final, having last won the title back in 2012. He will face Croatia’s Marin Cilic after the…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Venus Williams storms into finals
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Venus Williams storms into finals

July 14, 2017

Briton Johanna Konta’s hopes of a first Wimbledon final ended with a straight-set semi-final defeat by five-time champion Venus Williams. The 37-year-old American 10th seed played superbly to win 6-4, 6-2 on Centre Court and set up a final against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. Sixth seed Konta, 26, had hoped to become the first British woman…

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Indian eves eye semi-final berth
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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Indian eves eye semi-final berth

July 14, 2017

After suffering a crushing eight-wicket loss against Australia in their round-robin match of the ongoing Women’s World Cup, India skipper Mithali Raj has called on her team to step up and improve their performance in what would be a virtual quarter-final against New Zealand on July 15. Raj made ODI history in Bristol on Wednesday…

Querrey sends Murray packing; Djokovic retires with elbow injury
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Querrey sends Murray packing; Djokovic retires with elbow injury

July 13, 2017

Sam Querrey sent defending champion Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon yesterday, reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final in the 42nd attempt. One year after knocking out 2015 champion Novak Djokovic in the third round, 29-year-old Querrey, the world number 28, won 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1. World number one Murray’s challenge petered out…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Konta beats Halep in a thriller
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Konta beats Halep in a thriller

July 12, 2017

Johanna Konta beat Romanian second seed Simona Halep in a thrilling match to become Britain’s first women’s Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978. Sixth seed Konta, 26, fought back to win 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 and match Virginia Wade’s feat of 39 years ago. With Wade watching from the Royal Box, Konta served superbly to win…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Muller ousts Nadal
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Muller ousts Nadal

July 11, 2017

Rafael Nadal’s hopes of winning a third Wimbledon title are over for another year after an epic five-set defeat by 16th seed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. The 15-time major champion fought back from two sets down before Muller took a fifth match point to win 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 in 4 hours and 47…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Manic Monday awaits Wimbledon
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Manic Monday awaits Wimbledon

July 10, 2017

The best day of the calendar is upon us, so the tennis cognoscenti suggest, the day when Wimbledon resembles a type of candy store, dripping with rare treats all around its lawns. Sixteen matches, every fourth round contested on a single day and every one a winner. It’s a phenomenon in the Grand Slams unique…

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